Greek Wine

Wine has been a part of Greek culture for at least 4,000 years. Of course, the “worship” of the ancient Greek god of wine, Dionysus, played an important role in lifestyle and cherished folklore for many centuries. 

While excavating an ancient structure on the island of Crete, archaeologists discovered Minoan era wine presses, chalices, amphorae (that iconic two-handled, clay vessel) and wine grape seeds that date back to the 3rd century BC. In another dig, remarkably well preserved wine vessels were found in the ancient palace of King Minos in Knossos. On the mainland, the Myceneans, who existed from 1600-1100 BC, used fine gold and silver goblets to drink wine. Homer makes several mentions of wine in the Odyssey, which has in-depth descriptions of, for instance the  importance of wine as a travel comfort. Amphorae were shaped taller, with a pointed base, to allow for easier storage, and were distributed evenly to maintain the equilibrium of the ships. The ancient amphorae vary Read more »

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Wine Marketing Professional for Austria, Chile, and Pernod Ricard, millenial wino,WSET Diploma student, freelance wine writer, permanent Greek wine supporter. My favorite wine regions are generally those that are the lesser-known, come find out why!

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Agiorgitiko

    The term Agiorgitiko means "Saint George's grape". This could refer to Saint George's Day, a Greek celebration that o...

Popular Wineries in Greece View all

  • CANAVA ROUSSOS

    Canava Roussos, the oldest on Santorini, was founded in 1836 to produce high quality wines unique...

  • Bosinakis Winery

    Bosinakis winery has a strong family tradition in winemaking and passion for quality wine. Bosi...

  • Argyros

    Estate Argyros was established in 1903 by Georgios Argyros, in a 5 acres vineyard located in E...

  • Domaine Sigalas

    The company was founded in 1991, under the name Sigalas Winery Ltd. The winery was initially loca...

  • La Tour Melas

    Greek, Organic vineyard/winery producing high quality red wine.

  • Gaia Estate

    Gaia Estate was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos (Agronomist, University of Thessaloniki) and Y...

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  • Tsantali Cabernet Sauvignon Organic 2005

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    A classic cabernet . . . from Greece. Nose is blackcurrant and mint. Palate starts a little full but is quickly tempered by good acid and tannin balance. Silky texture. Excellent value. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • Cavino Imiglykos NV

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    We experienced Imiglykos by Cavino in Florida and loved it. Need to find a vendor close to Lake Stevens, Wa. USA Read More

    Wine review by dadmulder


  • Tselepos Moschofilero Mantinia 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by panagis


  • Domaine Spiropoulos Mantinia 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by panagis


  • Skoras St George 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by panagis


  • Vranec Perfect Choice 2005

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    Fenomenal wine! Best price performance wine that I had so far... Read More

    Wine review by dimitrievski


  • Boutari Santorini Weiwein 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Classiccargirl


  • Samos Muscat Vin Doux 2007

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    This was a wonderful bottle. Chill before drinking, but not too long. Upon opening the nose is filled with a strong aroma of honey and apricot (I dont pick up florals very well yet). It has a beautiful golden color. Its rather big for a white, slightly heavier than most. This was a high alcohol content at 15%. The first time I tried it I thought... Read More

    Wine review by Faolan


  • Torciano Chianti Crete Rosse 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by why no


  • Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve 1996

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    Winemaker's Notes:Subtle aroma of dried fruit that also gives off a woody scent. Robust wine with body characterized by an abundance of mature tannins. The Grande Reserve Naoussa pairs well with game, red meat and sharp cheeses.source: wine.com Read More

    Wine review by schmarty


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